Fellowships

The Australian Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery together with the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons provide information on fellowships within Australia and abroad. Fellowships listed here are neither directly nor indirectly endorsed by the Board or ASPS. This list is not exhaustive.

For more information about each Fellowship listed on this page, please contact the relevant institution directly.

Requests to list fellowship information should be sent to ASPS using the Contact Us form.

Reconstructive Surgery Fellowships

Sydney Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

We are now inviting applications for a Fellowship position in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, supervised by Dr Joe Dusseldorp and Dr Fred Clarke. With a predominant focus on Advanced DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction this fellowship is designed for recently qualified Australian Plastic Surgery Graduates with Australian Medical Registration or qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in NSW, Australia. We are seeking candidates with an academic interest in DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery as it will be the Fellow’s responsibility to manage the comprehensive Breast Reconstruction Database and facilitate research projects (in areas such as sensation preserving mastectomy and robotic DIEP flap surgery) independently and with research students.

In addition to DIEP flap surgery cases (150 flaps per year), Fellows will gain exposure to other reconstructive procedures, including ear reconstruction and facial reanimation, as well as cosmetic procedures, including otoplasty and breast reduction. Outpatient exposure will also be encouraged throughout the Fellowship.

The fellowship position is based in private-practice and so there will be no emergency and only limited on call responsibilities. This Fellowship position is available for 6 or 12 months depending on candidate suitability and availability.

A full position description can be obtained by contacting the unit secretary at info@joedusseldorp.com.


Perth international plastic and reconstructive fellowship

The PIPRS fellowship is an established 6 or 12 month fellowship program open to overseas plastic surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Western Australia. Based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Nedlands, this position is intended for recently qualified plastic surgeons or final year plastic surgery trainees who are seeking additional training in reconstructive surgery.

Together with the local senior trainee, the fellow will be leading the day to day management of the plastic surgery unit at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. In many cases, he/she will be expected to be the primary operating surgeon. The fellow will also be encouraged to supervise and teach the junior surgical registrars in the unit. On call is on average, a 1 in 5 rota covering Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital only. Research and publications are encouraged but not essential. The fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in the regular consultant led teaching sessions, a program which is recognised as one of the most intensive in the nation.

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Facial Surgical Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

We are now inviting applications for the fellowship position, which is supervised by A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng. The fellowship is designed for ambitious candidates who intend to pursue subspecialized training in complex ablative and reconstructive (microsurgical and non-microsurgical) surgery of the face, management of regional nodal basins including sentinel node biopsy for melanoma, parotidectomy and neck dissection, and facial nerve surgery.

The position is based at the Head and Neck Cancer Service at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Center, but the Fellow is also expected to participate in activities at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Plastic Surgery Department and the Melanoma Institute of Australia.

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For queries about the Fellowship, please contact A/Prof Sydney Ch’ng – sydney.chng@sydney.edu.au

For more detailed description of the fellowship experience, please click here or contact immediate former Fellows:

  • Dr Margot Den Hondt – margot_dh@hotmail.com
  • Dr Jia Miin Yip – jiamiin@gmail.com

We Invite Expressions of Interest Burns Fellowship Alfred Hospital

The Australian mainland state of Victoria has a population of more than 6 million people. The Victorian Adult Burns Services at The Alfred Hospital is the state – wide provider of burns care for all adults with complex major burn injuries in Victoria, as well as many people with less severe burns. In addition, we provide education and training for rural and regional clinicians involved in caring for burn – injured patients, and collaborate with community and industry groups on burn awareness campaigns and to provide first aid education and training.

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CV’s and enquiries to: Ms Tracey Petrie, e-mail t.petrie@alfred.org.au or telephone 03 9076 3626.


Provisional Fellow at Sydney Children’s Hospital

Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes.

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, within The Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, provides a wide range of surgical services to children, including cleft and craniofacial surgery as well as the management of trauma and burns.

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Queensland Children’s Hospital Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship

There is a post available in Paediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. The position in for 12 months starting in either February or August and is open to recently qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

The scope of work encompasses cleft lip and palate surgery, craniofacial surgery (including craniosynostosis surgery, microtia reconstruction and facial reanimation), and hand and upper lip surgery. The fellow also covers general plastic surgery on call. It is expected that a research project will be completed during the fellowship.

For more details or to submit an application, please contact Dr Yun Phua via email: yun.phua@health.qld.gov.au

Applications close on the 1st of June each year.


Senior Fellow at Fiona Stanley Hospital

We are looking for a Senior Fellow at Fiona Stanley Hospital starting either August 2020 or February 2021. The Fellow’s role includes supervising junior staff including 4 registrars. The incumbent will gain considerable experience in Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and Breast Reconstructive Surgery with one day a week dedicated to Cosmetic Surgery Exposure. Any candidates who are interested should contact Dr Tim Cooper at timcpr1@gmail.com.


Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship

The Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Unit at the Royal Melbourne Hospital is offering a one year clinical Advanced Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship. The position is open to qualified overseas Plastic Surgeons eligible for temporary medical registration in Victoria. The Unit specialises in microsurgical reconstruction for breast, head & neck cancer and lower limb trauma. The Unit also manages a large number of general plastic surgery cases, including elective and post-traumatic hand and wrist surgery, facial trauma, brachial plexus injuries, melanoma and provides a broad reconstructive service to all specialties. There are more than 2,000 surgical procedures performed a year including 200+ free flaps. The Fellow is required to participate in 2-3 major head & neck lists and 1-2 breast reconstruction lists per week. The case load will also include emergency surgery and elective general plastic surgery lists. The Fellow will attend outpatient clinics and contribute to the management of inpatients.

Appointments are for 12 months from September 2022 through to August 2023.

Applications open: 12th April 2021
Applications close: 25th June 2021
Interviews: week beginning 5th July (via Zoom)
Job offer: TBC

A full position description can be obtained by contacting the unit secretary on: PlasticsAdmin@mh.org.au


Fellow Position, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

A 12 month position at Flinders Medical Centre in Adelaide for a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery commencing August 2020.  The position is not sub-specialty specific but gives exposure to a wide range of elective and emergency plastic surgery activity including breast reconstruction, hands, paediatric, facial fractures, abdominoplasty and breast reduction, free flap reconstructions and head and neck cancer.  Flinders Medical Centre is a University Teaching Hospital and the unit consists of 9 consultants, 4 registrars and 5 junior doctors.

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Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

The Australian Craniofacial Unit has 2 fellowship positions each year available. These positions are open to both Australian and overseas surgeons and offer broad experience in all aspects of craniomaxillofacial surgery.

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Aesthetic Fellowships

ASAPS Fellowship program (Australia & NZ)

The ASAPS Fellowship program has been developed to expand on the pre‐Fellowship training
in aesthetic surgery that is an integral part of Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training. This
allows sub‐specialisation in an area of interest such as breast surgery, facial surgery,
rhinoplasty surgery, body contouring surgery. At the end of the College training we would like
to offer our graduates the option to learn and compliment their aesthetic knowledge and
skills by doing a fellowship. Fellowships are supported by our industry partners in the form of
scholarships to augment the stipend for these fellowships. The following fellowships are
currently available, although timing is subject to availability. They are all for 6 months and
some are run by individuals and some by a group of surgeons.

Please contact Suzane Ali at the ASAPS office for further information with regards to application and funding for these fellowships. p: 02 9437 0495  e: sali@asaps.org.au.

ASAPS are developing to improve the scope and standard of this training. They are looking at shorter internships possibly for more established surgeons to improve and hone their skills in a particular area or with a particular surgeon.
NOTE: You must be a member of the Society (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) to apply for Fellowship/s with ASAPS.

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The Breast Academy Fellowship program

Six to Twelve month fellowships allowing sub-specialisation in the area of breast surgery.

All program applicants must have successfully completed the FRACS (plastics) or its equivalent.

The principles of the Breast Academy are to advocate for aesthetic breast surgery to be performed by well-trained and qualified plastic surgeons in Australia with appropriate follow-up care.  Fellows will be expected to adopt this ethos and carry it forward into their careers as surgeons and teachers sharing their knowledge where appropriate.

Dr Layt and Dr Stradwick are available to discuss any aspects of the program with interested surgeons.

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Plastic Surgery Fellow

Aesthetic Surgery

USA – ASAPS International Fellowship Program

The American Aesthetic Society’s International Fellowship Program was established in 2009. The programs endeavour is to enhance the aesthetic education of young plastic surgeons abroad and promote international exchange of information relating to aesthetic plastic surgery.

Deadline: Application available 1 September 2020

Read more for the eligibility requirements and application form.


American ASAPS Endorsed Fellowships

ASAPS Endorsed Fellowships are all one year programs which focus on the breadth of aesthetic plastic surgery. All programs adhere to the ASAPS Endorsed Fellowship Recommended Curriculum and participate in SF Match. Fellows are not permitted to contact ASAPS Endorsed Fellowship Programs regarding the 2021 Match. To apply please visit https://www.sfmatch.org/.

Read more about application and curriculum guidelines.


Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

We invite applicants for the position of 2023 Burns Fellow.

This position is based at The Alfred (Adult burns) in Melbourne.

The aim of the Fellowship is to foster the development of clinical skills in both the medical and surgical management of adults with burn injuries, during the acute, rehabilitation and secondary reconstructive phases of the episode: together with acquisition of management and research skills to enable the fellow to take up a position as a consultant in burn surgery on completion of the Fellowship.

The fellow will conduct rostered theatre lists, undertake care of inpatients, both elective and non-elective, and assess referrals from the Emergency department and other hospital Departments both in hours and after hours.

The fellow is also expected to complete a research project during the fellowship. This research project can be clinical, basic science or translational research.

Applications are open to Plastic or General Surgeons who have recently completed their training or who expect to complete training in 2022, and who seek to pursue further subspecialty training in Burns.

Enquiries  Ms Tracey Petrie

Email t.petrie@alfred.org.au

Telephone 03 9076 3626.

Applications close: 31st July 2022

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